Posted on Jun 05, 2013

A three-car crash in Arlington, Texas claimed the life of one person recently. 

At about 7:30 a.m., a person driving an SUV was traveling northbound on Fielder Road. They entered the intersection at Park Row Drive and hit the car that was turning left from the southbound lane. The impact of that collision caused the SUV to go airborne, and it hit another vehicle before hitting a signal light pole. The driver of the SUV was killed, while the drivers of the other two vehicles suffered minor injuries. 

"Apparently, he was kind of weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed. Witnesses believe that he had a red light as he approached the intersection at Park Row, however he disregarded the red light signal," said Sgt. Christopher Cook with the Arlington Police Department. 

The intersection where the accident occurred was closed for most of the day while officials cleared the scene and damage to the signal pole and nearby power lines was repaired. The Arlington police were also able to investigate the crash using their unmanned helicopter for the first time. It was able to give them an aerial video and pictures of the crash scene. 

"That will really assist investigators as they piece this crash together to determine what lanes the SUV was in and some of the physical evidence that was present because there was a large debris field when it struck the vehicles and also the pole," explained Cook. 

Girards Law extends our heartfelt condolences to the victim's loved ones who were affected by this tragic accident. 

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